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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. A suborder of carnivorous and insectivorous marsupials including the dasyures and the opossums.
  • n. A genus of Diptera, including the flesh flies.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dipterous insects, typical of the family Sarcophagidæ; the flesh-flies.
  • In Owen's classification (1839), a division of marsupials, having teeth of three kinds and no cæcum, as the dasyures, and including a section of the carnivorous marsupials.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. flesh flies

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